08/02/2018 at 1:03 am #46672
- Location: Virginia
Love the Vintage Sony 8mm VCR sale. Didn’t even think you could find those in the wild anymore![See the full post at: What Sells On eBay: Train case, Gun case, Sony 8mm VCR, San Fran prints, Magazine rack, Speakers, Hats]0
08/02/2018 at 10:00 am #46685
- Location: East TN
Hiya – Things are picking up for us and we had some really nice sales this week, yay!
A friend brought these 3 Toledo Torches over for us to sell and we’ll get about $80 of this $200 sale:
Got this old frame at the auction for $10 and took an offer for $75:
Picked up these Harley boots at a yard sale for $20 and they sold for $80:
These Corelle mugs were in like new condition and only cost $1 at a rummage sale. I thought they would be worth more but sold for $12:
Vintage crudite/snack lazy susan from the 60’s or 70’s, purchased at the auction for $10 and sold for $50 in spite of the damage which I disclosed:
Got these for $3 at a rummage sale and sold for $100. I have to thank someone on the forum who mentioned that ginger jars are popular now. I had these priced lower so I went into the listing and upped the price and added ginger jars to the title. Also, these had original price tags on the bottom for $30 each and I removed those. Am I a scammer? The brand is Jane Seymour… https://www.ebay.com/itm/112964583315
Here’s the owners manual/recipe book that came with an Instant Pot that we bought on ebay for cheap and parted out. We sold the lid separately for $30 and kept the inner pot as a spare for our IP. So this item was basically free and sold for $15: https://www.ebay.com/itm/112840649588
Plus a few other small sales. Glad to see that things are picking up finally.2+
08/02/2018 at 10:20 am #46687
- Location: Dallas Fort Worth
I don’t even worry if the 8mm, vcrs or other things like that work, as long as I can get them for less than 5 bucks I’m good. I make quite a bit of money on parts machines. It’s not like they can go to the appliance store and order parts for those. I would think that would go for 20 to 25 parts.0
08/02/2018 at 5:41 pm #46730
This isn’t a sold, but a buy today. I thought you would appreciate this because of your history with Prince.
I picked up 11 original Prince Cassette Tapes including the first one in 1978:
Prince 1978 For You Cassette tape
Prince 1979 Cassette tape
Prince 1980 Dirty Mind Cassette tape
Prince 1981 Controversy Cassette tape
and 7 others for $2.
Do you still have those guitar picks? What were they again?
08/02/2018 at 6:27 pm #46736
I have Prince ‘Love God’ and Wendy guitar picks from the Purple Rain tour.0
08/02/2018 at 6:33 pm #46737
Steve: A few comments on your video this week:
1. I had one of those train cases at one time, but not in that color. I didn’t save it, but I guess I’ll be on the lookout now.
2. I sold a Don Davey print (unframed) a month or two ago and have another listed. He must have made lots of copies and had a fleet of people selling on the streets for him.
3. One of my cats went crazy when she found a huge moth last night. Thankfully, she was inside and it was outside.
Anyway, a few of my interesting sales from last week:
Metal shot glasses made in the shape of a thimble with “Only a Thimble Full” embossed on it are apparently a collectable thing. Paid less than a dollar in a box lot, sold for $22:
I was at an auction last month where things were going pretty cheap. Usually, I wait until the auctioneer bundles a bunch of stuff together when no one is bidding. However, I have such good luck with men’s fedora hats, that I immediately bid the opening amount and no one bid against me. There were four hats, and this is the first to sell. I paid a bit under $3 per hat, and this one sold for $44. For some reason, this Churchill Ltd brand seemed to be more popular than the others I have listed.
At the same auction as the hats, I bought this small book in a different lot. It is a prayer book commemorating the coronation of King George V & Queen Mary in 1911. It was in beautiful shape. Bought for under $1, sold for $30:
08/03/2018 at 8:31 am #46767
Those Davey paintings may have been sold in stores like Woolworth.0
08/02/2018 at 8:48 pm #46746
For that large pair of speakers that sold, how did you ship them? Did you get them in one big box? Or did you split them into two boxes. If you split them, how did you do that in ebay?
I am asking because I have several sets of larger speakers to sell and not sure how to go about that. Last time I heard, Ryanne said there wasn’t a “good way” to ship an item (2 speakers) in separate boxes. I haven’t found a way either.
08/02/2018 at 9:28 pm #46754
I’ve run into this problem as well. So far, I’ve included average shipping costs in the price and then marked it “free shipping”. However, you can’t do this for GSP because eBay won’t calculate the international shipping costs correctly. What I did was narrow the listing down to US only and excluded Alaska, Hawaii, and other US territories.
Another way to do it is to put in shipping costs as a flat rate. Again, the average shipping for US, and then exclude AK, HI, and territories.
If anyone has a better method, I’d love to hear it myself. The first time I had the issue, I called eBay, and they didn’t have a good answer.
Actually, now that I think about it, I asked Steve once about something he shipped internationally in two boxes, and I think he said he didn’t have an issue with the GSP.0
08/03/2018 at 8:38 am #46769
I’ll only ship small (12”-15”) Speakers in a single box.
With this pair I doubled the weight and dimensions for calculated shipping on the listing, they went via GSP. After printing one label I go back to the shippping labels page and purchase and print another label, I also mark the labels and boxes 1 of 2, 2 of 2.
The pair I sold a couple weeks ago I used calculated for one speaker and added a $100 handling fee, those also went GSP with no problems.0
08/02/2018 at 9:21 pm #46753
- Location: Southern California
Mostly RA items selling last week from my dwindling inventory of new items. I think I mentioned this find in the forum before, but amazing value on these vintage phonics books $119 and best offer $45. I said no returns because I didn’t want them to just copy and return them. They sold pretty quickly. Hard to believe the prices. The books are 8 page paperbacks. Paid $3 at a boy scout fundraiser for both sets.
Finally got my first sale on Mercari of my daughter’s Ivivva Shorts. Yeah! Bought a label on Paypal. Hope it goes smoothly.
Sold this pink afghan from the death piles for $40. Paid $3 at the thrift store. I’m not picking any new ones up, but I think some designs and nice, unusual colors sell. The buyer left feedback that the color was hard to find.1+
08/02/2018 at 9:28 pm #46755
I had one of those Sony 8mm VCR’s a while back. It didn’t work and I think I took $60 -$70 for it. I guess I settled for too low on it.
I was hoping it worked because as we can see, you can get close to $300 working.
08/02/2018 at 10:58 pm #46760
The Thrift RaiderParticipant
Here’s some sad sales from July!0
08/03/2018 at 8:34 am #46768
- Location: Virginia Beach
ChristineR – thanks for the thoughts on the afghans. I always look for, and have had some good sales on them, but I’ve slowed down myself. There are so many out there.
Highlights from last week:
My Mom is an auction-goer (and a quilter) and got this Singer Featherweight for $17 at auction. She considered keeping it, but instead gave it to me to sell after airing out the musty smell. It sold far quicker than I expected, for $300: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1950-51-Centennial-Singer-221-Featherweight-Sewing-Machine-Case-Pedal-Works/323363196271
Bought this vintage recording compressor/limiter as a “stretch” purchase (lucky guesstimate of something to try to re-sell) in an online auction; can’t find my paid price. Got a best offer from a guy in Canada for $200, and accepted after many months with no watchers, etc. https://www.ebay.com/itm/DBX-164-Stereo-Compressor-Limiter-Over-East-Compression-Vintage-Recording-Rack/323323207013
Got this gorgeous and huge yellow ware bowl at a thrift store last year for $7.50! Has been listed since purchase, and I’ve lowered the price over time – the weight of it makes the shipping rather high. Finally sold for $90 last week: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Large-Yellow-Ware-Bowl-White-Brown-Stripe-Bands-14-x-6-1-2/322808705726
Steve, I join you in the happy sales of organ components. Last week I sold the drawbar/vibrato assembly off of mine for $70. Paid nothing for the organ, but did have to store it in my living room (my house is small) for too long, then take the time to take it all apart, which I found mostly fun and interesting. Went to NC. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Hammond-M3-Organ-Drawbar-Tonebar-Assembly-and-Vibrato-Switches-Parts/323081906879
Not transferware, but still the English china that I love. Picked this old piece up at an estate sale for $1, and it sold quickly for $19: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Alfred-Meakin-English-Ironstone-Rectangular-Handled-Dish-c-1890s-8-5/323312374193
Working out of town this week, and I’ll be lucky if my schedule allows me to source any while here, but I remain hopeful! A scheduling error before I left town allowed me to get over to drop some things at Goodwill and have the extra time to kill to walk around inside a bit. Scored a vintage Pendleton blanket, as well as a Faribo Mills blanket. Look forward to listing those when I get back.
08/03/2018 at 11:06 am #46780
- Location: Southern California
I could literally drive around town right now and pick up 15 afghans. They are bulky so I don’t need that right now. But a seller I follow on Etsy has some bedspread size ones going for $100 and some with the 3d flower design for $40-50.0
08/03/2018 at 9:58 am #46774
- Location: Hopedale, OH
My store has been doing surprisingly okay during this summer slowdown period. I’m averaging more in sales than last year for sure! Here’s some notable items that sold…
This is the second home vacuum hair cutting system I picked up and sold almost immediately. Definitely BOLO! This Flowbee brand hair cutter was acquired from the same thrift store and for the same price of $5 as the first one. All the parts were intact, and it looked hardly used, if even used at all. I priced it higher than average at $90 and took a $75 best offer. I probably should have held out for a little more since it was only a day after listing it, but I was hungry for some sales.
Flowbee Home Haircutting System
Vintage tackle boxes are a nice item to find cheap and sell for a good profit. This aluminum “My Buddy” brand fold-out box came from an auction a few months ago. Paid a little more than I would normally have at $10, but it came with this awesome military grenade box that I’ll talk about next week. Finally got around to listing it for $70 and the low ball BOs started rolling in. It didn’t take long to make a deal with one guy for $55.
Vintage Aluminum Tackle box
This small Victor brand rodent live trap came from the same auction as above. It was in a box lot with a couple other sellable items for $2. Antique and unique traps can fetch an amazingly large price. There are collectors of these things for sure. This was not an old or unique enough example, but I still got $30 out of it. I had it set up in my basement with some stale bread while it was listed for sale. Didn’t catch a thing, but I think that’s a good thing.
Small Victor Live Trap
I would have never found this old photograph if I hadn’t decided to list some old promotional paper booklets that came out of a box lot. It was tucked inside of one of them and just fell out when I was photographing them for listing. It’s an 8×10, B&W photo of a dairy processing company out of Marietta, Ohio. The detail was amazing! For as far away as the photographer was, you could get a magnifying glass out and see the lines in the people’s faces. I knew there were dairy collectors out there who would appreciate this photo. I was right, as it sold in a day for $30.
Vintage Crystal Dairy Photograph0
08/06/2018 at 8:57 am #46892
- Location: Orlando
Here is my video for what Sold. It was a good week for me.0
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